Warzone 2: BEST M16 Loadout & Class Build

Learn about the best attachments and perks & turn your M16 into a killer machine in Warzone 2.0!

The M16 is essentially a three-round burst Assault Rifle that comes with a high Time To Kill. Since the M16 serves to be a weapon for situations involving mid to long-range combat, we have put together a list of attachments that maximizes this very aspect of the M16.

Key Takeaways
  • Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 features a great range of powerful and efficient Assault Rifles.
  • The M16 is a special Assault Rifle that features a three-round burst shot mode.
  • Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 continues the tradition of allowing customizability in weapon classes.
  • The game comes with advanced features that allow for maximum customizability according to personal preference.
  • With the attachments and perks we have chosen for the best M13B weapon class setup, you will be able to obliterate all the enemies that you face in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Best M16 Loadout In Warzone 2.0

The best attachments for the M16 in COD Warzone 2.0.
The best attachments for the M16 in COD Warzone 2.0 (image credit: eXputer)

The following attachments constitute the best M16 loadout in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0:

  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip (Unlocks at M4 Level 16) or Sakin ZX Grip
  • Muzzle or Underbarrel: Harbinger D20 or VX Pineapple (Unlocks at 556 Icarus Level 14)
  • Optic: Hybrid Firepoint (Unlocks at Lachmann-762 Level 14) or SZ SRO-7 (Unlocks at M16 Level 11)
  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory (Unlocks at M4 Level 7) or Ordnance Ravage-8
  • Ammunition: Magazine: 45-Round Mag (Unlocks at M4 Level 5) or 5.56 Frangible (Unlocks at Lachmann-556 Level 8) or 5.56 Armor Piercing (Unlocks at M4 Level 9)
  • Perk Package: Vanguard (Unlocks at Level 1)
  • Secondary Weapon: FSS Hurricane or Expedite 12
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex (Unlocks at Level 20)
  • Tactical Equipment: Spotter Scope (Unlocks at Level 1) or Shock Stick (Unlocks at Level 1)

Making use of the attachments mentioned above will help you be prepared for almost every situation that you can imagine. Whether it is close combat or an exchange of fire from afar, the M16 will prove to be very handy with these attachments.

Here’s a summary of the loadout: 

AttachmentsPerksEquipmentOther Weapons
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip/ Sakin ZX Grip
  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Optic: Hybrid Firepoint
  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory
  • Ammunition: Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Double Time
  • Bomb Squad
  • High Alert
  • Resupply
  • Secondary weapon: The FSS Hurricane/The Expedite 12
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Spotter Scope/Shock Stick

Perk Package

The Vanguard Perk Package in Warzone 2.0.
The Vanguard Perk Package in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 (image credit: eXputer)

For the Perk Package for the best M16 loadout in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0, we have chosen Vanguard as our recommendation. The Vanguard Perk Package comes with the perks Double TimeBomb SquadResupply, and High Alert.

  • Double Time comes in with considerable boosts to the tactical sprint duration. Double Time also serves to increase your movement speed while in the crouched position.
  • The second perk in the Vanguard Perk Package is Bomb Squad. Bomb Squad helps protect you from different forms of explosives.
  • The third perk in the Vanguard Perk Package is Resupply. Resupply essentially equips you with an additional lethal grenade right from the get-go.
  • Lastly, for the slot of the Ultimate Perk, the Vanguard Perk Package comes with High Alert. High Alert essentially notifies you whenever an enemy spots you by making your vision pulse. This is especially useful for when you cannot see the enemy but they can see you.

Secondary Weapon

Naturally, the secondary weapon in the M16 Warzone 2.0 Loadout has to be one that is focused on acing close-range encounters, essentially providing a very well-rounded build for situations of all sorts in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0.

The FSS Hurricane

The first option for the secondary weapon is the FSS Hurricane. It is, by far one of the best, if not the best SMG in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0. The FSS Hurricane compensates for the shortfalls of the M16 when it comes to situations involving close-range combat.

On top of that, the FSS Hurricane is a weapon with extremely high accuracy. It essentially allows you to confirm a kill should your M16 fail at doing so.

The Expedite 12

The other option for the secondary weapon is the Expedite 12. Just like the FSS Hurricane is regarded highly in the SMGs class, the Expedite 12 is considered to be one of the best, if not the best Shotgun in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0.

The Expedite 12 essentially allows you to obliterate enemies in one shot at close range, something which is much needed with the M16 weapon loadout.

Lethal Equipment

For the Lethal Equipment slot, the Semtex proves to be a very good option with the best M16 loadout in COD Warzone 2.0. Being able to stick enemies with live grenades comes with its own class and satisfaction.

Not only that, it scores better than the Frag Grenade in the sense that it allows for more precision and has more chances of securing a kill, while the Frag Grenade happens to roll away more often than not.

Tactical Equipment

For the Tactical Equipment slot, the Shock Stick paired with Semtex is a very good option. The Shock Stick essentially sticks to surfaces. Not only that, but it is also able to electrocute enemies and destroy equipment belonging to the enemies themselves.

A good alternative to the Shock Stick is the Spotter Scope for the Tactical Equipment in the best M16 loadout in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0. As the name indicates, the Spotter Scope allows you to spot and then mark your enemies from a distance. 

How To Unlock The M16 In Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0

Unlocking the M16 in Warzone 2.0.
Unlocking the M16 in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 (image credit: eXputer)

Many of the weapons in the game are now unlocked by playing with and leveling up weapons within certain families which are termed as Platforms. In order to unlock the M16, you have to play with the 556 Icarus and level it all the way up to level 12. In order to be able to play with the 556 Icarus, you first have to play with and then level the M4 all the way up to level 15.

Once you have unlocked the M16, you will need to play with it and level it up in order to unlock its attachment slots. It is also worth mentioning that many of the attachments are unlocked by leveling other weapons up.

These weapons are also not limited to the weapon class family that the M16 belongs to, i.e., the M4 Platform. They can be weapons outside the M4 Platform as well.


Wrap Up

Since the game’s launch, players have been looking for the best M16 loadout in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 as the focus has once again shifted to the Battle Royale scene that Warzone 2.0 builds upon from its predecessor.

That wraps up our guide on the best M16 loadout in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0. Do try the attachments and perks listed above and let us know what you think of the loadout we have put forward. We always recommend customizing things to fit your personal preference, since everybody has their own preferences.

Other than that, the game also features weapon tuning so that you can customize each attachment to your liking. Thus, you should try different attachments alongside this weapon to see which one suits the most and gets you the easiest Warzone Victory!

If you’re looking for other great secondary weapons to go alongside the M16, consider checking out our guide on the best LMGs in COD Warzone 2.0. If you’re looking for long-range weapons instead, read up on the best Snipers and their Loadouts in the game. Additionally, you could also check out the best loadouts in COD Warzone 2.0, where we cover weapons from all classes.

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